Howard mentioned that Artie had missed a couple therapy sessions he'd scheduled with Dr. Keith Ablow.
Artie admitted that he was supposed to talk with Keith the day he did Conan, but he slept through the appointment. Howard asked Artie if he was avoiding Keith because their sessions were cutting too close to the bone.
Artie replied that he didn't know but confessed that Keith figured out that he still loves Dana. Howard then surprised Artie by welcoming Dr. Keith Ablow into the studio.
Robin and Howard expressed concern that Keith has advised Artie to have a child out of wedlock. Keith replied that he didn't want Artie to have the child tomorrow, but he'd like Artie to have a "loving relationship." Artie said he'd like to continue talking to Keith despite his difficulty with talking about his past, adding that he still wasn't used to weighing 300 pounds, as it depresses him every morning. Keith said Artie was heavy because "he's looking for one shield after another."
Artie told some stories about his dad scaring him when he was younger and denying that a priest was good counsel when he was dying.
Keith responded that he was available for Artie, even if no one else was. Artie began to plug Keith's book, but Keith stopped him, saying "it's not about the book."
Keith told Howard that he wouldn't let Artie convince himself that his appearance on the show today was about promoting a book, so Howard didn't do the plug.